2007-03-28

Where are you going?


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger assures that brazilian midfielder Gilberto is not going anywhere.

As we know, the Arsenal player was quoted in the Italian press earlier this week revealing his fondness of Juventus and that he would consider a move to Turin.

But the Gunners' coach has moved to rubbish talk that Gilberto could be on the move.

"I can say that Gilberto is under contract, we have had no offer so the subject is closed," he made clear.

"In the Italian media they talk about him, the German newspapers talk about Jens Lehmann, the Spanish newspapers talk about striker Baptista and the Swedish papers talk about Ljungberg. I simply can not control all that" he concluded.

Arsenal and Chelsea fined for the Carling Cup incident

It's been a while, but finally Arsenal people learned the FA decision. The Gunners were fined £100,000 for their part in the Carling Cup final pitch brawl. Chelsea Football Club were also fined the same amount by the English Organism.

In fact, the controversial fight involved players and officials from both clubs and led to three red cards.

And the FA's disciplinary commission described the incident as "serious, unacceptable and damaging to the image of the game".

Where the FA implied that Wenger's players were mostly responsible for the brawl, the report also indicated that Chelsea had been warned in the past to their on-pitch behaviour, and that has been reflected in the fine imposed on the London club.

Both clubs admitted the charge of failing to ensure their footballer and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and / or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour. And the imposed punishments follow an FA disciplinary commission hearing.